2021-22 Premier League: Week 17 – Brighton vs Wolves

Brighton & Hove Albion return to Premier League action as they welcome Wolves to the AMEX Stadium.

Victory would lift either Brighton or Wolves up to eighth in the table until Thursday evening at minimum.

 

Team News

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Adam Lallana could return for Brighton if he passes a late fitness test after recovering from a thigh injury.

Leandro Trossard (elbow) and Joel Veltman (nose) are fit and available for selection but Shane Duffy (suspension), Jeremy Sarmiento, Danny Welbeck (both hamstring), Adam Webster (calf), Lewis Dunk (knee) and Steven Alzate (ankle) are ruled out.

Wolves will be without Raul Jimenez after the Mexican striker was red carded in Saturday’s loss at Manchester City.

Jonny, Pedro Neto (both knee) and Yerson Mosquera (hamstring) remain absent.

 

Stat Attack

  • Brighton have lost just one of their last eight meetings against Wolves (W3, D4, L1).
  • Wolves have won just one of their last eight visits to Brighton (W1, D4, L3), whilst failing to score during their last three away defeats to the Seagulls.
  • Brighton’s Lewis Dunk scored in both meetings against Wolves last season.
  • 15 of Brighton’s 59 shots on target this season have been created by Leandro Trossard.
  • No Wolves player has had more touches on the ball in Premier League this season than Romaine Saiss, who had touched the ball 1,082 times in 16 league appearances.

 

Prediction

Having unintentionally had a week-and-a-half off following the postponement of their match at the weekend, Brighton hopefully have worked on their defensive ability to cope with high-energy movement of opponents after struggling in their draw at Southampton last time out.

Wolves meanwhile were outplayed at Man City on Saturday but they were most importantly defensively disciplined and frustrating to beat, whilst exciting when on the attack despite finding themselves unluckily denied by stubborn defending.

We though are drawing closer to a fast and furious run of fixtures so the team selections will be interesting but Brighton will be the fresher team here, which could prove the difference if they can sort out their finishing issues and get on the front foot in what should be a tight game.

Prediction: Brighton 1-0 Wolves

Result: Brighton 0-1 Wolves

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